November 5, 2020
Service. Gratitude. At the beginning of November, these two words remain in the forefront of my mind. There are a few days in this month have special meaning for me.
Service. Veterans Day is a day of gratitude and dedication. Veterans Day is a time for me to reflect on the service of many family members, from my great-uncle, who was a paratrooper on D-Day, to my own father and uncle, who were Air Force pilots during the turmoils of the 1950s through the 1980s, to my brothers, who served during Desert Storm, and finally, to my own son, who is currently serving as a Navy pilot. Their examples of service and sacrifice to a cause greater than themselves has been a guide throughout my life. I have been afforded many opportunities to serve and am dedicated to serving the students, families, faculty, and staff in our Falcon Ridge Community. With your help, we can make Falcon Ridge a safe and kind learning community for us all.
Gratitude. Thanksgiving is more than one day. Throughout the month of November, I reflect on the many people, events, and blessings in my life. I am, of course, grateful to live in a land of freedom and for those who sacrifice so much to preserve those freedoms. I have been blessed to live in a time of great growth and learning, which has allowed me to pursue a career I love. I am grateful for the friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues, who provide support and guidance. Finally, I am so grateful for the opportunity I have to be a part of an amazing community of students, parents, teachers, and staff. Falcon Ridge Elementary and its surrounding community is a unique place, filled with kind and caring individuals. I am blessed to be associated with each and every one of you. Thank you!
As we reflect on the service and sacrifice of our veterans and give thanks for those people and things in our lives, I hope we can find ways to honor them through acts of service and kindness. This year at Falcon Ridge, our students, faculty, and staff have participated in a monthly Kindness Challenge. We ask parents to join us in spreading kindness and service throughout our community through small, daily random acts of kindness. We can make a difference! Together we are more!
Ms. Christensen, Principal
July 14, 2020
We are introducing Golden Gate Kids to Falcon Ridge Elementary for the 2020-21 school year. It is a pro-social approach to empower students to connect to peers and school through pro-social behaviors such as kindness, inclusion, positivity, and outreach.
The Golden Gate Bridge is an iconic symbol of connection, it was built to connect an isolated community. Golden Gate Research is showing that students are experiencing social anxiety; they feel excluded, invisible, alone, and not valued. Healthy connections are crucial to a students' emotional and mental health.
To learn more, visit https://goldengatemovement.org/